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Entered as second-class matter November 17, 1916, at the post office at Framingham, Mass., under the act of March 3, 1879. 



VOL. XXVI 



FRAMINGHAM AND WELLESLEY, MASS., APRIL 11, 1918 



No. 26 



MR. ALFRED NOYES READS FROM HIS 
POEMS. 



It was the pleasure of the college to welcome 
Mr. Noyes again to Wellesley, and to hear his 
reading at Billings Hall, Friday evening, April 
5. It is five years since Mr. Noyes has visited 
tin' college, and during that interval the situation 
in England and the momentous events of the war 
haw noi failed to pitaliy influence his iv. ni 
poetry. His selections combined for us the new 
and the old; the war poems, differing in tone and 
spirit from his former work, and the earlier well- 
loved lyrics familiar to us all. 

It seemed a far cry from the England that we 
had known the England of ''lilac time," of Sher- 
wood, and of the .Mermaid Tavern — to hear of the 
new England, guarded by dauntless trawlers with 
their sinister steel nets, and by the stern little 
vessels bearing the great searchlights to seek out 
the lurking submarines. Mr. Noyes has spent much 
time during the war -in active service patrolling 
the coast of England, and he knows well the 
calibre of these ships, and of the men who ven- 
ture forth with them. His first selections, The 
Admiral's Ohost, and the short sketches of the 
Songs of the Trawlers, were a tribute to the 
rugged and determined courage of the fishermen 
who east their nets for a deadlier fish, and who 
often meet death in the long nights. The third 
selection. The Lusitania Waits, was in prose, and 
was a vivid and powerful story of an old fisher- 
man who had been a captive in the U-boat thai 
sank the Lusitania, arid who Had seen dovWi there 
the visions of drowned women and little children 
which drive mad the captain and his crew. 

The next few poems were the unforgotte;i fa- 
miliar songs, remote from any thought of war, but 
more poignant than ever in calling back the old, 
carefree England that seems so far away and so 
changed. Once more the refrain of Lilac Time 
with the bright picture of an English springtime 
and the happy people along the country lanes, 
and once more The Lord of Misrule, with Ihe 
freedom and joyousness of May Day, barelj 
shadowed with the prophecy of a darker time. 
Mr. Noyes seized the occasion to express his 
convictions as to the function of real poetry, end 
the chronic errors of the "free verse" devotees. 
A poem is made to sing; its aim is sense, lucidity, 
truth. A great poet concerns himself with over- 
coming the difficulties of verse, not in yielding to 
them. The "simple cry of the heart," which the 
faddists failed to find in Shakespeare, in Keats, in 
Shelley and in Browning cannot profitably be 
sought in their own chaotic and dissonant obscuri- 
ties. Mr. Noyes read Old Grey Squirrel as illus- 
trative of an attempt to tell a story in rhythmic 
verse form, at the same time following the ordinary 
prose sequence. 

\gain he struck the note of the war, in two 
poems dealing more philosophically and objectively 
with its issues; one on America, and the other on 
England. The new kinship of America with Eng- 
land was the subject of the first; the sharing of 
the possibilities of liberty and free government. 
The second was a tribute to the men of England; 
always her lovers for the life she granted them, 
and now, in a more ardent degree, for the death 
with which she crowns them. 

These last poems afford significant illustrations 
of the relation of the war to Mr. Noves' poetrv. 
Tt has influenced him, but not changed him. Un- 
like Mr. Masefield. from whose mind the war 
has torn all but the sense of bare spiritual values, 
and whose late work reflects the resultant sorrow 
and brooding thoughtfulness, Mr. Noyes main- 
tains his essential lyric strain and consistent opti- 



mism. But one feels that it is harder for him to 
maintain his; that although he writes sincerely 
and with feeling, actuated always by his love and 
pride for England, he is waiting for the return 
of the old days of joy and peace, and the beauty 
that he knew. 

For his encores, he gave what the audience loved 
best, The Highwayman and Sherviood, and it is 
for such as these that he will be best remembered. 



WELLESLEY PARADES— 600 MARCH IN 
LIBERTY LOAN RALLY. 



WELLESLEY AND THE THIRD LIBERTY 
LOAN. 



Subscribe for the Third Liberty Loan as a 
member of Wellesley College! 

The Liberty Loan Committee will again have 
representatives at the Administration Building to 
answer questions and receive subscriptions. Their 
first visit will be on the afternoon of Friday, 
April 12. Mr. Austin will also receive subscrip- 
tions and answer questions at his office at any 
time. Lists will In- posted of auxiliary workers, 
both faculty and student, who will be competent 
and glad to give information about subscribing to 
the Loan. 

Wellesley set a high standard with the Second 
Loan. The showing made by Wellesley on last 
Saturday must be matched by the Wellesley sub- 
scription. If you planned to subscribe anyway, 
subscribe as a member of the College. If your 
father is subscribing for you, ask him to let part 
of the subscription come through the College. If 
you had not thought of subscribing, see whether , 
you can't fairly change your mind. 

Suppose they were saying now in France: "1 
fought at the Marne and at Verdun ; I need not 
fight this time." Elizabeth W. Maxwahtxc. 



THE INTERNATIONALISM OF THE 
FOREIGN MISSIONARY. 



Because of the increasing interest in the rela- 
tions between nations, the foreign missionary is 
coming to be regarded in a new light. A true 
international spirit must depend upon the indi- 
viduals of each country. The term foreign mis- 
sionary may refer today to workers in many 
branches of service, educational, social, evangelical 
or medical. Five representatives of work along 
these lines in China and India are to visit the col- 
leges for women, presenting the opportunities for 
rich experience and for service in the Orient. 
Wellesley has had the privilege of entertaining 
these women for a week end. 

On Sunday afternoon, at a meeting in Billings 
Hall, each one told of her especial work. Dr. 
Mary James has been a doctor in China. The 
position of doctor, she says, inves an opportunity 
for expressing in a most concrete form the essen- 
tial doctrines of Christianity. An important part 
of her work is the training of native nurses and 
doctors. 

To Miss Adelaide Fairbanks, who has been in 
charge of a primary school in Tndia. the training 
of young children seems most important. She said 
that the ideals of a child are formed before he is 
seven years old. In her work with her eighty 
kindergartners she has found a problem, not only 
in the lack of accommodations for the children 
wishing to go to school, but in providing the right 
kind of education to develop best the children of 
Tndia. 

Miss Frederika Mead has been especially in- 
terested in secondary education in China. She 
too spoke of the necessity of training the Chinese 
themselves to be leaders and teachers of their 
people in this period of transformation. 

Evangelistic work is the branch in which Miss 
Dorothy Mills has been engaged in China. 



On Saturday afternoon, April 6, six hundred 
Wellesley girls marched in the great Liberty Loan 
Parade, which celebrated the anniversary of Amer- 
ica's entrance into the war as well as the launch- 
ing of the third Government Loan. Wellesley's 
delegation was more than twice as large as that 
of any other woman's college and four times the 
size of most of them. The students assembled on 
Commonwealth Avenue between Gloucester and 
Hereford Streets promptly at one o'clock, but it 
was three long hours before Section D (schools 
and colleges) began its march. Massed in a 
formation of fifty lines, twelve abreast, faculty 
and students, led by President Pendleton, who was 
marshal of the whole section, fell into step be- 
hind the members of the College Club. Down 
Commonwealth Avenue they marched, across to 
Beacon Street and up Beacon Hill past the State 
House, where the parade was being reviewed by 
the Acting Governor of Massachusetts, the Mayor 
of Boston, the members of the Liberty Loan Com- 
mittee of New England, and several prominent 
army officers. A great blue Wellesley banner was 
carried before, followed by others at intervals 
bearing the slogan "Buy Liberty Bonds." Every 
girl carried a flag. The sidewalks were jammed 
with cheering onlookers, while trees and roofs, 
after the fashion of parades, afforded popular 
roosting places. 

Through the business and the shopping districts, 
over cobblestone streets that were never made for 
paraders, the line of march continued, kept in 
step by a lively naval band. It was remarked 
by many that the Wellesley girls kept unusually 
straight lines and marched with a step quite mili- 
tary. When they finally disbanded at Park 
Square, there were many weary feet, for the dis- 
tance traveled was all of five miles. But every 
participator in the "moving river of humanity" 
that was Wellesley's unit was proud of the op- 
portunity thus given to display her patriotism and 
help to take an effective shot at the Kaiser. 

The Woman's Division, in which the College 
inarched, was quite a feature of the parade. Rad- 
cliffe, Tufts, Emerson, Jackson and Sargent were 
the other colleges which took part. Wives, moth- 
ers and sisters of men at war, service committees, 
church societies and various associations, — all 
were represented. Aside from the 80,000 persons 
who marched there were floats of all descriptions, 
the most striking of which was the 30-ton British 
tank — Britannia herself — which led the entire 
parade, and excited much comment on account of 
the agility with which it turned corners and 
ascended Beacon Hill. 

The size and scope of this parade may be 
judged from the fact that it required seven hours 
for the whole spectacle to pass the reviewing 
stands. It was a patriotic demonstration of ex- 
traordinary interest, and will boost the Loan as 
nothing else could. 

Mrs. A. J. Fleming spoke of the mission spirit 
in the home. Because the- home is always one of 
the greatest centers of influence, Mrs. Fleming 
said that a Christian home in Tndia gave an oppor- 
tunity of coming into contact with many people. 

On Monday conferences were held to talk over 
special phases of the work. Monday afternoon 
the Vocational Guidance Committee arranged for 
group meetings of the girls interested in educa- 
tional or social work to present the opportunities 
for such work in a foreign country. 

V. A., '18. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



ffioarb of Ebitors 



Therese W. Strauss, 1919, Editor-in-Chief. 

Margaret W. Conant, 1919, Associate Editor. 

Mary B. Jenkins, 1903, Alumna; General Secretary and 

Alumnx Editor. 
Elisabeth Patch, 1916, Business Manager. 
Dorothy Miller, 1918, Assistant Business Manager. 



Assistant Editors. 
Eleanor Linton, 1919. Adele Rumpf, 1919. 

Emim Tyler Holmes, 1920. 
Eleanor Skerry, 1920. 



Ruth Baetjer, 1920. 
Mary Boomer, 1920. 



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ELECTIONS, THEIR VALUE. 



It was amusing to watch the girls as they voted 
at the elevator table this week. There seemed to 
be a kind of doubtfulness in their manner, as there 
has been all through the year when the subject of 
college offices has been broached. A nonchalance 
not entirely natural characterized the attitudes of 
the majority, the majority who all year have been 
saying, "Oh, well, you know college questions are 
really very unimportant and not worth bothering 
about in war time." A remnant of the ultra- 
enthusiasts is still with us. They are the same 
girls who fail to read the papers, who ignore the 
Hoover regulations; they are the girls for whom 
the entire universe is constructed with Wellesley 
College as the core. To them the spring elections 
are of paramount importance and they haggle 
about them behind closed doors for weeks before 
they occur. 

But a mid-course is possible, a mid-course is 
desirable. One need not feel that the welfare of 
the world hangs on who is student government 
president, but one is perfectly justified in be- 
lieving that to a large extent the welfare of col- 
lege depends on such things. Elections are in- . 
deed important in that they shape the future of 
our college organizations. After college, educated 
women must help in making over the world along 
the lines of true democracy. Here they are given 
an opportunity to work out and live out the 
principles of democracy in an independent com- 
munity. The organizations and their officers 
working through them are the most effective in- 
struments towards making of Wellesley an ideal 
state in miniature. Of course it is important who 
is elected. Moreover many Wellesley women will 
return to their homes as voters. The habit of 
sane, independent analysis of the issues and the 
worth of the candidates can be formed here and 
now. 



DID YOU KNOW THAT WE ARE AT WAR? 



"How strange it seems to get back to college 
and hear nothing about the war!" We have heard 
this remark often enough, and thought it often 
enough, to make us stop and wonder why it is 
true. Most of us have spent the vacation at 
home, and have found that the war is the chief 
topic of conversation there as everywhere. People 
read the papers with avidity, and during the big 
drive particularly, the morning and evening papers 
and every extra were bought and eagerly scanned 
for news. We probably learned more about the 
war during vacation than we have all through the 
winter. Probably we were ashamed of our lack 
of knowledge, and very likely we caught the fire 
of enthusiasm and interest that we found in every- 
one around us. We may even have been called 
upon to argue upon the side of the Administra- 
tion against someone out of patience with it, and 
we may have found that we had no knowledge and 
no arguments to uphold us. At any rate it was 
stimulating, wasn't it? 

And now here we are, back at college, sinking 
into the usual round, thinking of our own petty 
occupations, concerned with nothing more vital 
than Operetta Try-Outs or Society Open House. 
If we do take time to glance at the head lines 
of a paper we consider ourselves lucky, but do 
we ever read an article through or think about 



an editorial? If we are very up-and-coming we 
may mention a head line or two at the breakfast 
table, but it takes a hopeless optimist to keep that 
up many mornings. The bored way in which your 
table companions murmur "I haven't seen the paper 
this morning" is enough to freeze the warmest 
patriot. Why, why, why must this be? If news 
is worth considering at home, why do we ignore 
it so at college? It seems to us that our table 
conversation needs stimulating, and surely we 
cannot complain that we haven't time to talk at 
meals. 



Here is one of the Great Wellesley Platitudes. 
It makes its appearance as regularly as beans. 
The gist of it is, "It is always the same girls who 
hold office. A girl can't show what she has in her 
because she isn't given a chance." Who is it 
that keeps her from getting a chance? Often the 
same people who bewail this very evil are the 
people who vote for their friends or for the girl 
who did her last job well. Are new girls to be 
"given a chance" this spring? 



FREE PRESS. 



All contributions for this column must be signed 
with the full name of the author. Only articles thus 
signed will be printed. Initials or numerals will be 
used in printing the articles if the writer so desires. 

The Editors do not hold themselves responsible fot 
opinions and statements which appear in this column. 
Contributions should be in the hands of the Editors 
by 9 A. M. on Monday. 

I. 
Concerning Debate. 
Did it occur to other readers of the March 21 
issue of the News that the writer of the editorial 
on the Debate apparently adopted a criterion — 
simplicity of outline — more suited to the appraisal 
of an exposition than to the estimate of a debate? 

M. W. C. 
In answer to the preceding Free Press I would 
like to point out that clarity of outline was not 
intended as the sole criterion of debating. How- 
ever I feel that to deliver a winning debate the 
audience must be taken into consideration. After 
convincing arguments have been constructed, after 
the arguments have been supported with trust- 
worthy evidence, it is the business of debaters to 
find the most adequate means of "putting the 
thing across" to the audience. Clarity and sim- 
plicity of outline is one of the best methods for so 
doing. T. W. S., '19. 

II. 
"Why is the College Bookstore ?" 
As there is evidently a misunderstanding in the 
mind of the writer of the article under the above 
title, appearing in last week's Xews. the Book- 
si iii-e is glad to make the following explanation. 
For the benefit of any who may not know, the 
Bookstore wishes to state that it is entirely under 
the management of the College, and has no object 
whatever in charging "exorbitant" prices. The 
prices ire strictly in accordance with those given 
by I he publishers, and their bills are rendered with 
Hie statement, "Prices subject to change without 
notice." With market values thus constantly 
changing, and with discounts often varying with 
I lie amount of purchase, the comparison of prices 
charged by different stores should be made with 
consideration. As an illustration of one of the 
main changes in book prices, the cost of Fair- 
ehild's Immigration when first published was 
$2.00. When recently ordered the price had ad- 



vanced to $2.50. 

It has never been the policy of the Bookstore to 
rent books, but when the question of obtaining 
German text books arose two years ago, it was 
found that the only condition under which the 
books could be shipped to this country was that 
they be not sold, but remain as the property of 
the Bookstore. For this reason they have been 
rented to the students, with the consent of Presi- 
dent Pendleton. 

The Bookstore has never made a practice of 
buying second-hand books from the students dur- 
ing the year. We should be glad to accommodate 
them in this way, but the method adopted by other 
college bookstores has proved to be the best for 
all concerned. At the end of the college year pro- 
vision is made by which students may sell their 
books directly to a dealer in second-hand text 
books. His business transactions with the stu- 
dents are made independently of the Bookstore. 

The aim of the Bookstore is always to serve and 
please both Faculty and Students, and to give all 
advantages possible. The former are allowed 
charge accounts, but considering what an account 
with 1600 students would mean, with the ma- 
jority of purchases made during the ten-minute 
intermission between classes, one can readily see 
the impracticability of such a course. 

The Bookstore appreciates the sentiment of the 
many students who show their consideration of 
the conditions of transportation and high prices 
in times like these, and gratefully acknowledges 
their co-operation. 

Wellesley College Bookstore. 
By the Managers. 
III. 
More Jam? 
Last Friday night there was a repetition of the 
jam that always precedes Wellesley lectures. In 
a measure it was due to the speaker's attraction 
for more than the usual number of people who 
had no tickets, but on the other hand there is 
always a crowd at the doors ten minutes before 
the lecture begins. Although there are no more 
All-College lectures there are two more in the 
Reading and Speaking course. Is there any reason 
why both of the doors in each pair at the entrance 
of Billings should not be opened? 'C, 19. 

IV. 
Song Competition. 
Is song competition a thing of the past and arc 
we to have another spring without some event of 
this nature? To be sure, step-singing will draw 
us out to sing as a college body, but it seems to 
me that without this goal at the end of the season, 
we lack an incentive; we need something to null 
us along. To my mind, giving up competition was 
a la>\ man's method of solving a problem. We 
realized that the oldtime spirit which inspired the 
writing of such soims as Ghosts, and If Mass, Co- 
herence, Unity, for some reason was lacking, and 
we took the easy road and did nothing. Perhaps 
it is well that we did for now we see what we 
missed. 

If the old form of song competition has served 
its purpose and passed away, can we not have 
some new ideas leading to a similar event? Only 
in that way can we lie sure of having new songs 
which are really of value, instead of the trifling 
little ditties learned for one occasion and as 
quickly forgotten. Only in that way can we have 
a Song Book fresh and up-to-date, expressing the 
latest interests of the college. Only in that way 
can we have enthusiastic step-singing the whole 
spring and a truly musical student body. 

S. M. L., '19. 



The college is very fortunate in securing Mrs. 
Elbert Harvey of Brookline, Massachusetts, as 
lecturer for the Food Conservation Emergency 
('nurse. Mrs. Harvey, a graduate of Vassar, is 
head of the dietetics department of the Commit- 
tee of Public Safety and a worker in the new Lib- 
erty Bread Shop at Hoveys'. 



THE WELLESLEV COLLEGE NEWS 



S 



FIRST ANNUAL CONGRESS OF THE WEL 

LESLEY COLLEGE GOVERNMENT 

ASSOCIATION. 



Josella Vogelius 
Josephine January 
Alice Clough 

Faculty members 
been elected. 

Katherine Timber 

Josella Vogelius 
Hildegarde Nichols 
Marie Henze 
Anna Paton 
Marjorie Stickney 

Members at Larg< 

Altman, Ruth 
Atterbury, Marguer 
Bassett, Isabel 
Butler, Lucinthia 
Greene, Dorothy 

Andrews, Lucille 
Babcock, Ferrebe 
Barnes, Nellie 
Bash, Marian 
Boyd, Isabel 
Burbank, Alice 
Coleman, Ruth 
Crane, Mary 
Crowther, Mary 
Doremus, Dorothy 
Gibson, Madeline 
Hamblet, Marion 
Hannum, Elizabeth 

Alder, Margaret 
Anderson, Emma 
Barber, Mab 
Brooks, Frances 
Bull, Elizabeth 
Chafee, Mary 
Chase, Louise 
Cooke, Margaret 
Cox, Elizabeth 
Gay, Margaret 



Senate. 

Charlotte Hassett 

Julia Davis 

Katharine Timberman 
of the Senate have not yet 

Cabinet. 

man (presiding) 

llierese Strauss 
Ruth Lange 
Eleanor White 
Jeanne Halsted 
Margaret Haddock 

• of House of Representatives: 
1918 

Howe, Margaret 
ite Miller, Margaret 
Moller, Katherine 
Penfield, Charlotte 
Pickett, Elizabeth 
1919 



Hemenway, Vera 
Holt, Evelyn 
Holtorf, Edna 
Kerr, Catherine 
King, Elizabeth 
Linton, Eleanor 
Merrell, Helen 
Perkins, Mildred 
Rumpf, Adele 
Russell, Evelyn 
Scott, Elizabeth 
Wulp, Hilde 

1920 

Lustig, Elizabeth 
Moody, Esther 
Peale, Elizabeth 
Richardson, Martha 
Russell, Anna 
Starret, Muriel 
Stevenson, Margaret 
Schaeffer, Ethel 
Taylor, Katherine 
Treat, Clair 



ALLIED COLLEGES PROLONG ALLIANCE. 



At least one hundred French women will con- 
tinue their studies in American colleges and uni- 
versities this coming year, according to Donald J. 
Cowling, president of the Association of American 
Colleges and chairman of the Emergency Council 
on Education which yesterday opened permanent 
headquarters in the Munsey Building. 

The Emergency Council comprises representa- 
tives of the sixteen largest national educational 
associations of the United States and represents 
their efforts to place at the disposal of the Gov- 
ernment the resources of the public schools, pro- 
fessional schools, colleges, and universities of the 
country. At a meeting held at the New Wil- 
lard, Washington, D. C. the Emergency Council 
authorized the Association of American Colleges 
to arrange with the colleges of the country for 
undergraduate fellowships for at least one hundred 
French women, each fellowship to include all ex- 
penses for board, room and tuition. The candi- 
dates for these fellowships will be selected by a 
committee appointed by the French Government. 

A complete survey of the educational activities 
now carried on by governmental departments, 
public commissions, or independent agencies was 
arranged by the Emergency Council in coopera- 
tion with the Joint Commission of the National 
Education Association. The Council will also 



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provide all colleges and universities desiring to 
cooperate effectively with the government classi- 
fied lists of special and general lines of service 
work most needed. 

Bettering conditions of study for American 
students in France and England, arranging more 
fellowships for foreign students in America and 
for American students and disabled soldiers 
abroad, and establishing other reciprocal educa- 
tional relations between America and her allies, 
were among the matters entrusted to the Commit- 
tee on International Relations in Education, 
headed by Dean Herman Y. Ames, of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. 



MASSACHUSETTS WOMEN VOTERS. 



LOST. 

Lost from the pocket of a coat in dressing room 
II, Mary Hemenway Hall, a blue leather change- 
purse containing a sum of money and a 1919 
class ring, bearing the owner's name. Any in- 
formation concerning these articles — particularly 
the ring — will be very gratefully received. 

Eleanor D. Blodgett, 

13 Freeman. 



EXCHANGES. 



Vassar. 

.The College Periodical League shipped 73 mag- 
azines during the week ending March 6. 

The "farm hands" this summer are to be sup- 
plied with an auto truck for purposes of trans- 
portation. 

President MacCracken sent a letter of gratitude 
and appreciation to the Students' Association for 
their admirable conduct during the time of the fire. 

Radcliffe. 

The seniors have elected their ''red-tassel'' om- 
ens, the girls who are to officiate at the Com- 
mencement activities. These girls marched at the 
head of the Radcliffe delegation in the Liberty 
Loan Parade. 

During the recent campaign SIG6 of "Smileage" 
money was taken in. 

Smith. 

The Relief Unit has been taken over by the 
Red Cross in order to insure its greater protec- 
tion and recognition. 

The surgical dressings output for one week 
here was 2,349. 

BOWDOIN. 

There has been much agitation over the piling 
up of quizzes just before vacation. The college 
paper has printed an editorial on the subject. 



'The women did it!" was the verdict in West- 
tield, Mass. What they did was clean-up work at 
the good-schools election. Three hundred and 
sixty women exercised the right of school voting 
and helped to elect candidates pledged to better 
schools. In Fitchburg the School Board has voted 
to increase salaries of women teachers. This 
contest was led by Miss Elizabeth Sleeper. New- 
bury women voted for school committeemen at the 
town meeting. This is the first time women voters 
have participated in an election in that town. Not- 
withstanding the oft-expressed fears of anti- 
suffragists, the election was the quietest in years 
and women were not insulted at the polls. Wo- 
man Suffrage in Massachusetts appears to be a 
safe proposition. 



PACIFIC COAST CLUB. 



'I he third meeting of the Pacific Coast Club will 
be held at Phi Sigma from 5.30 to 7.30 on April 
I -'. All members will please sign up if they are 
coming and bring the squares for the Red Cross 
quilt. 



FEDERAL CONTROL OF COLLEGIATE 
EMPLOYMENT BUREAU. 



The women's service of the Intercollegiate Intel- 
ligence Bureau on March 30 became a part of the 
U. S. Employment Service, the Department of 
Labor has announced. The men's division 
of the bureau has been taken over by the War 
Service Exchange of the War Department. The 
Intercollegiate Intelligence Bureau was formed a 
year ago as a voluntary organization for the loca- 
tion of skilled college men and women for the 
needs of the various Government departments. 
Or. William McClellan, dean of the Wharton 
School of Finance and Commerce of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, has been its director. 

The women's service, now under the Federal 
Employment Service, has volunteer workers in 
between 100 and 150 women's and coeducational 
colleges and universities, who upon advice from 
headquarters at Washington that a particular kind 
of trained woman worker is needed, seeks her out 
from the undergraduate or alumnae ranks of these 
institutions. Its operation will hereafter be con- 
ducted from the District of Columbia branch office 
of the Federal Employment Service, at 1410 
Pennsylvania avenue. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 




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SEPARATE SKIRTS. SWEATERS, BELTS, NOVELTIES, WOODS and 

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MRS. CORNELIA R. PECK. Manager College Service Department. 



WELLESLEY WOMEN MAY KEEP UNCLE 
SAM'S BOOKS. 



So urgent is the Government's need for book- 
keepers that Civil Service examinations to fill posi- 
tions of this character will be held throughout the 
United States each Tuesday until further notice. 
Women as well as men are eligible. 

Two classes of examinations are announced. A 
grammar school education or its equivalent is re- 
quired for applicants for either class, with the 
further stipulation that those who wish to take 
the bookkeeper-typewriter examination must have 
had at least six months' experience in bookkeep- 
ing, and those who would undertake the clerk- 
bookkeeper examination one year's experience in 
clerical work, six months of which must have been 
in bookkeeping. The vacancies to be filled from 
the register obtained from these examinations are 
in the departmental service at Washington and 
offer entrance salaries of $1,000 a year. 

An unusual feature of these examinations is that 
they are thrown open not only to all citizens of the 
United States but also to the subjects of countries 
allied with the United States and who are other- 
wise qualified for the positions offered. 



CLERKS AND FARMERS FOR THE 
GOVERNMENT. 



Women are being called to fill vacancies in the 
office of the Quartermaster General, War Depart- 
ment, in the position of freight car record clerk. 
There are Trom twenty to thirty vacancies, it is 
announced, and women only may take the exam- 
ination to be held May 7, to secure eligibles. The 
salary is $1,200. 

Women who have scientific knowledge of farm 
management, rural economics and rural sociology 



LAW STUDENTS 



THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW 
SCHOOL. 

gives the student such training in the prin- 
ciples of the law and such equipment in the 
technique of the profession as will best pre- 
pare him for active practice wherever the 
English system of law prevails. Course for 
LL.B. requires 3 school years. Those who 
have received this degree from this or any 
other approved school of law may receive 
I/L.M. on the completion of one year's resi- 
dent attendance under the direction of Dr. 
Melville M. Bigelow. Special scholarships 
($50 per year) are awarded to college grad- 
uates. For catalog, address 

Homer Albers, Dean 
11 Ashburton Place, Boston 



may qualify for the position of specialist in agri- 
cultural economics, vacancies in which exist in the 
Department of Agriculture. There is one vacancy 
in the office of farm management which pays a 
salary of $1,800 or more and one in the States 
Relation Service at a salary of $1,500 to $1,800 a 
year. Both women and men may take the civil 
service examination called for May 7. 

Other examinations announced opened to women 
are: Junior accountant in the finance division of 
the Ordnance Department; map colorist, .May 8; 
clerk with knowledge of stenography and type- 
writing, April 19, May 17, June 14 and July 19, 
and preparator in nematology, Bureau of Plant 
Industry, Department of Agriculture, .May 8. The 
examination for junior accountant may be taken 
at any time. 

Further information concerning these exam- 
inations may be obtained at the Civil Service Com- 
mission, Washington, D. C; the Secretary of the 
United States Civil Service Board, Customhouse, 
Boston, Mass., New York, N. Y., New Orleans, 
La., Honolulu, Hawaii. Post Office, Philadelphia, 
Pa., Atlanta, Ga., Cincinnati, Ohio, Chicago, 111., 
St. Paul, Minn., Seattle, Wash., San Francisco, 
Cal.; Old Customhouse, St. Louis, Mo.; Adminis- 
tration Building, Balboa Heights. Canal Zone; 
or to the Chairman of the Porto Rican Civil Ser- 
vice Commission, San Juan, P. R. 



BACTERIOLOGISTS NEEDED. 



There is need for about 100 women bacteriolo- 
gists to take the place of men in the cantonment 
laboratories, the Surgeon General's Office of the 
United States Army announces. The service of 
the men is demanded for the hospital units which 
are going abroad and their places at the home 
cantonments are to be filled by women. Appli- 
cations are arriving from all the camps, some 
asking for as many as nine women. 

A good practical knowledge of clinical pathol- 
ogy and diagnostic bacteriology is required for the 
work. The present salary is $720 with maintenance 
and $1,200 without, with transportation furnished 
by the government. Applications may be made 
to Office of the Surgeon General, Washington. 
D. C. 



INTERCOLLEGIATE PROHIBITION ASSO- 
CIATION CONVENTION. 



How many of us know anything definite about 
the national prohibition campaign:- Most of us 
must confess to a profound ignorance. At pres- 
ent this question is or has recently been before t Ill- 
legislature of every state in the Union. It is not 
only a national but an individual question of the 
utmost importance to each and every one of us 
and the least we can do is to be intelligent on the 
subject and to spread that intelligence. 

On Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, there 
is to be a convention of the Southern New England 
Intercollegiate Prohibition Association at the Phil- 
lips Brooks House, Harvard University. The 



program includes several well known speakers: 
Eliot T. Wight, Yale University, President South- 
ern New England I. P. A.; H. P. Fairchild, Pro- 
fessor of Sociology, Yale University; President Lem- 
uel H. Merlin, Boston University. On Saturday 
afternoon there is to be a woman's speaking con- 
test in which Vera ileiiienway will be Wellesley's 
speaker. The complete program Will be posted. 
Those who wish to attend the convention will be 
given opportunity to sign up on the class boards. 



SUMMER COURSES AT TUFTS COLLEGE. 



Two years ago Tufts College equipped a series 
of laboratories and engaged an instructional staff 
for the express purpose of providing a thorough 
course in college subjects leading to the study 
of medicine. It now proposes to pft'er during the 
coming summer intensive courses in Physics, 
Chemistry, and Biology, each one of which in con- 
tent will be equivalent to a regular academic 
course. It will thus be possible for a student 
\\\m\ is deficient in one of these subjects and has 
had approximately two years or more of college 
work to finish the technical requirements con- 
trolling admission to the better class of medical 
school, and enter upon the strictly professional 
course, in the fall, without conditions. 

The charges for tuition, etc., adjusted on a 
cost basis, will approximate $50 per course, each 
course requiring the exclusive attention of the 
student throughout the term of about twelve 
weeks. Application should lie made to Tufts Col- 
lege, Massachusetts. 



AUTOGRAPHS. 



From Ex-President Hazard has been received 
a precious autograph of Fiona Macleod (William 
Sharp) in the form of '-Comradely Greetings" 
written on a quaint Provencal Christmas Card sent 
to Mrs. Thomas A. Janvier, his friend and Miss 
Hazard's cousin. Our thanks are due, also, to 
Miss Mary Russell Bartlett, the poet of '79, for 
,i friendly letter from D. L, Moody, the evangel- 
ist, written to Mr. Durant, who, having read it as 
he stood in College Hall office, handed it over to 
her for the signature. Aga'n we have a gift to 
acknowledge from that loyal alumna. Mrs. Louise 
Iluhlein Foley, who has just sent in an autograph 
of Senator Chamberlain. Many thanks to all. 

K. L. B. 



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THE OLD KIT BAG. 

Editor's Note: — This column is to consist of letters 
received irom abroad. Help the editor by sending in 
any parts of your letters which you consider interest- 
ing enough to print. Contributions should be addressed 
to the Editor ot the Old Kit Bag, and sent to the 
XvEws (Jmce, Chapel Basement, or handed to one of the 
INEws editors. 

"Somewhere in France," 

7 March, 191b. 

'Ihank you so much for your last letter, which 
arrived yesterday. You ask me to tell you about 
my work; well, here goesl 

As you know, I belong to an ammunition train, 
whose chief function is to deliver ammunition to 
the batteries. A few nights ago 1 made my first 
trip up the line, with a convoy of six motor 
trucks. Our company' is divided into three sec- 
tions, from which each assistant truck master 
chose two trucks. We loaded up with ammunition, 
fuses and charges, and at six o'clock, made our way 
to the place where our gfiiide met us, near the 
danger zone. The road in places was very bad, 
and a little careless driving might have sent a 
truck down a twenty-five or fifty-foot embank- 
ment. We reached our destination without any 
mishap, and unloaded our trucks. A shell burst 
within a few hundred feet of the nearest machine, 
but of course was not near enough to do any 
damage. The constant flash from the guns gave 
the appearance of a city fighting up at night. 

On the trip up, the results of shell fire were 
evident everywhere. We saw villages totally de- 
molished, huge holes in the ground caused by the 
bursting of shells, and, where once there were 
churches, only steeples left on their supports amid 
the ruins. It was all most interesting, and doubly 
so because of the element of danger. The Ger- 
mans have maps of all roads and cross roads, and 
trains going up are, of course, continually subject 
to shell fire. 

The village in which we are located was, for a 
time, held by the Germans, but lately they were 
driven out by the French, and here we are. Since 
we are constantly on the watch for raids, we have 
gas masks always on hand. Duels between French 
and German airplanes take place constantly. We 
Americans are just getting started in our part of 
the great war, and I believe that many more in- 
teresting experiences lie before me. 



200 Broadway, Norwich, Conn. 
February 28, 1918. 
Together with your sympathetic letter of this 
morning's mail came one from my sister Ruth in 
her Settlement in the Kentucky mountains. They 
have been proud of their fifty-nine-starred service 
flag and the fact that in their county no draft has 
been necessary, because all those of draft age, 
as well as many of their own school boys far 
younger, had volunteered. She writes that at 
their Washington Birthday celebration she had 
been making a speech and someone else had pre- 
sented a Liberty Bond when, "like an Enoch Arden, 
in walked Nucky," who had been at Phillips Exeter 
for four years. Last fall he entered the navy, 
but was sent back to Exeter as a reserve, was 
graduated at Christmas and returns to his ship 
in a month. He left here in a grubby, uncouth 
condition. His company was gladly dispensed 
with when he fired off firecrackers in the dining 
room after a meal. Only Miss Furman had faith 
in him, but since then we have all risen to ap- 
preciate him and to expect great things of him. 
Now he is a handsome fellow with most engaging- 
smile and charming manners. Some of the orators 
of the evening waxed eloquent on "hate for the 
foreign foe," but this "hero," just arrived from 
"outside," quietly said, when he had gathered a 
crowd of admiring boys about him after the meet- 
ing, that in the war talk he had heard north, he 
had heard nothing of hate and added: "0/ course 
■we can fight 'em without hating 'em." The next 
morning, with roll call and singing, in five big 
wagons, the last of the unmarried young men 
started for the distant railroad. 



LEND HIM A HAND 

That Khaki-clad American 
soldier of ours, facing the 
Germans across No Man's 
Land from the trenches in 

France. 

Lend Him a Hand ! 

He Is depending on you for food 

and clothing, for the shells, rifles, 

and machine guns that can take 

him over the top to victory. 

You will not fail him now, 
The Third Liberty Loan is 
the measure of your sup- 
port. Its success is vital to 
his comfort, to his safety, 
to his VICTORY. 

Invest In JILL the bonds you can. 

LEND HIM A HAND ! 



Bonds of tbe THird Liberty Loan bear 4|% 
interest, are issued in denominations of $50 
and upward and may be paid for in install- 
ments if desired. They would be an admir- 
able investment even if it were not a patriotic 
duty to buy them. 



Liberty Loan Committee 
of New England. 





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FETTERED, OR UNCONTROLLABLE 
SHRIEKS. 



It's a terrible curse 

To try to be funny 

And dabble at jingles 

And binnpety verse 

When you feel in your heart 

That your calling is Art 

And poems divine 

Without any rhyme, 

Such as: 

Wind 

Howls around the corner. 

The moon, somer- 

Saulting through ether. 

Laughter jars. 

Jingle, jingle, 

That is the Telephone — 

Olga, answer it. 

Ah, my heart, 

It is ripping 

Beneath this varnished surface. 

Then I might call this 
"Love" or 

"Catastrophe." 

But instead, here I sit 
And grind bit by bit, 
According to rules, 
This blamed P. of Fools! 

Gr-r — my soul is drowning, 
Or is it on fire? 



THE RALLY CALL. 



Come, Wellesley's war economists 
From Yill or Tower or Quad! 
It will save coin if you will join 
The Hunt-thc-hairpin Squad! 

The campus is our hunting ground, 
The season's open now. 
Directions plain will here explain 
The why and where and how. 

The Rules. 

1. Some squad members go and search 
Each rough hoard caiupus-walk 

(For where girls trip their hairpins slip, 
And scatter where they talk). 

2. Follow girls who've slept too late 
To start out neat and trim. 

:?. Track the students one and all 
Who're going home from Gym. 

4. Members of the squad, go dredge 
Our Waban Lake, and where 
Spoon-holders lean, 'your harvest glean. 
You'll be successful there. 



The Reasons. 

What next? Just listen to my plan 
("lis clever, you'll admit) 
With every pin we'll help to win 
The war, nor waste a bit! 

The celluloid for fuel use 

'I'd keep tin- College warm! 

The tat hone kind to powder grind 

To fertilize our Farm! 

The metal ones melt down and mould 
Above a burning jet, 
.Make girders tall for our new hall 
In every kitchenette! 

The Results! 

So when new Wellesley women walk 
The paths that once we trod 
Our work they'll view with praises due 
Our Hunt-the-hairpin Squad! 

M. J., '21. 



MISERIES. 



Flunked a quiz in Bible, 
Lost a dollar bill, 
Woke too late for breakfast — 
Gee, it makes me ill. 

Got a G in Latin — 
Uh ! that woman's rank. 
Sent my gentle roomie 
To the blanky-blank ! 

Tried to drown my troubles 
In a pool of mud, 
Merely sprained my ankle, 
Ruined every dud. 

"Life is full of gladness" — 
Xix on that for me, 
Last of all Came measles 
And Infirmary. 

M. E. C, '19. 



SAVING. 

"Spare all the meat, take care on sweets. 
But eat fruit," we are told, 
So Wellesley girls can use this plan 
I now to you unfold. 

Take an electric bulb and place 
In soil that's nice and "light," 
Soon an electric power plant 
Unfolds before your sight. 

This grown to full maturity, 
You very soon will see 
Thai \ mi can eat the currents 
From the elect rici I \ . 

D. B., '.'0. 





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COLLEGE NOTES. 



Wellesley may well be proud of Professor 
Balch's article, The White Man's Burden, in The 
New World. 



Engagements. 

'18. Elizabeth Skinner to Lieutenant Irving Mc- 
Neil Ives. Lieutenant Ives, of Hamilton, has been 
stationed at Camp Greene, Charlotte, N. C. 

'19. Lillian Miller to Lawrence W. Phipps, Vale 
'12 and Pennsylvania '18. 

'18. Dorothy F. Birdsall to Gardner O. Hart 
of Xew Hartford, N. Y. 

'18. Margaret Thomas to Lieutenant William 
W. McKelney, Michigan '18. 

'19. Susan M. Lowell to Ensign Arthur Hous- 
toun Wright, U. S. N. 11. F. C. Ensign Wright, 
Trinity '18, is now stationed at the Naval Air 
Station at Miami, Florida. 

'19. Alice L. Burbank to Lieutenant Merle 
Ashley Wood, U. S. R. Lieutenant Wood, Bow- 
doin '18, is in the Depot Brigade, Camp Devens, 
Ayer. 

'19. Margaret Curzon Hale to Lieutenant Gil- 
bert G. Thorne, Jr., of New York. Lieutenant 
Thorne is a Williams man and is now attached 
to the 313th Machine Gun Battalion at Camp Lee, 
Virginia. 

'19. Jessie Topping to First Sergeant Wheaton 
G. Hudson, Brown '18, who is now in France. 

'19. M. Louise Frein to Ordnance Sergeant 
Ernest L. Kimball, Dartmouth, 1914. 

'-20. Ethel Schaeffer to Kenneth Thompson, 
U. S. Medical Corps. 



DR. HART SPEAKS AT C. A. 



"You are no democrat unless you feel tor your 
neighbor," said Dr. Albert Bushnell Hart of Har- 
vard in his talk at C. A., April 3, on V In- Chance 
to be a Democrat. Democracy means everyone's 
working together, shoulder to shoulder, as men 
and women did in the Civil War and as we shall 
all be called upon to do soon in this war. 

Democracy is a "state of mind," Dr. Hart said, 
not necessarily found only in America, as many 
of us tend to believe. There is something in it 
that corresponds to the human soul; beginning in 
a small way in the dawn of history beside the 
great despotisms like Egypt and Assyria, it has 
worked up throughout the world until finally it is 
applied to the greatest extent of territory by the 
United States. 

The mark of a democracy is not the office of 
president or king; a democracy, like England, for 
instance, is a government where the will of the 
majority accomplishes what it desires. In an 
autocracy like Germany the body of citizens obey 
what a small, self-perpetuating group dictates. 
In the case of Germany, the people have been 
taught that their only hope of salvation and na- 
tional prosperity lies in this obedience. 

The chance for us today to be democrats means 
accomplishing three tasks,— first, to create an 
army as efficient as Germany's, though it will 
mean sacrifice in millions of homes, in order that 
we may continue as a nation; second, to overcome 
the disrupting influences of our different na- 
tionalities by amalgamating them, especially 
through teaching English in our schools; and, 
third, to cultivate a real sense of responsibility 
and interest in governing ourselves, — which wo- 
men have generally been taught by being given 
equal suffrage, — in order that the controlling power 
may not drift, as it always tends to, from the 
hands of those governed into the hands of a fev 
who do the governing. 

G. K., '20 



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discussion of that practical problem to which the 
battle fields of Europe now give a burning sig- 
nificance — What is life? "Whether we like it or 
not, the lesson of life is death," said Dr. Black, 
a fact which every day of war makes more evident. 
.Men have always recognized that life is short; 
today they must learn to think of it no longer in 
terms of quantity, but of quality. That those 
who have come near to death are realizing that 
it matters not when, but how men die, is re- 
vealed in a surprising number of letters from boys 
at the front. No man can do more, however long 
he may live, than to give himself to the biggest 
cause that comes along, and the greatness of the 
present cause, affording the opportunity to offer 
oneself on the altar of freedom, makes it a 
privilege to be alive today. The age-long prob- 
lem which death thrusts before us is best answered, 
according to Dr. Black, by recognizing that "life 
is an opportunity to do something and be some- 
thing, and above all, to give oneself to the highest." 



WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE. 



Not only the usual springtime joys of clear 
lake and green grass greeted this last gathering-in 
of the Wellesley College family, but in addition a 
further delight awaited them in the form of a 
surprise on the "Hill." For there amid the 
plodding of heavy teams, the snorting of a steam- 
shovel, and tool shacks smelling of new lumber, 
the soil is being excavated and the foundation of 
the new Liberal Arts Building is actually in 
process of construction. Hithereto, the noble group 
of buildings which is to be the realization of the 
tiny model in Farnsworth Art Building, has 
seemed a far dream, but now we are led to be- 
lieve that even such may at last come true! 



BIRD CONTEST. 



THE MATHEMATICS OF WARFARE. 



Dr. Hugh Black of Union Theological Seminary 
at the Vesper Service on April 7, gave a memorable 



Those who saw last winter the moving pictures 
of the Italian battlefront must remember how the 
enemy airplanes were sighted with quickly ad- 
justed instruments, bow computers sat down with 
I In- recorded observations, and worked out results 
that were transmitted to the artillery, and how 
the guns, in accordance wit!* these instructions, 
were trained upon the hostile craft. Several mem- 
bers of the college heard Admiral Peary describe 
the machines used in Paris for locating ap- 
proaching German airplanes twenty or more miles 
away. 

These and many other marvels of modern war- 
fare rest directly upon mathematical principles, 
many of them simple enough to be grasped by 
any member of the college. 

The services of Mathematics in war will lie the 
subject of an address to be given in Billings Hall 
on Friday, April 12. at 7.30 by Mr. J. Malcolm 
Bird, of tin- editorial staff of the Scientific Amer- 
ican. All who arc interested in this subject will 
find many questions answered in a very illuminat- 
ing way. 



Two prizes have been offered to members of the 
Bird Club, for the best lists of birds observed 
between March 15 and June 1, 1918, one a prize 
for beginners, the other for more advanced ob- 
servers. Candidates should register on the Bird 
Bulletin Board, where directions for the contest 
are posted. 



On the evening of Tuesday, April 16, at 8 P. M., 
in Billings Hall, Dr. William Healy, formerly of 
the Juvenile Psychopathic Institute in Chicago, and 
now of the Judge Baker Foundation in Boston, 
will lecture on the subject: Recent Development* 
in Intelligence Tests. E. A. McC. Gamble. 



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Blumnae department 



(The Editors are earnestly striving to make this 
department of value by reporting events of interest 
to Wellesley Alumni as promptly and as completely 
as is possible. The Alumna: are urged to co-operate by 
sending notices to the Alumnae General Secretary, Miss 
Mary 13. Jenkins, or directly to the Wellesley Col- 
lege News.) 



BALLOT FOR ALUMN/E TRUSTEE. 



Alumnae who are eligible to vote for the alumnae 
trustee are asked to note on the printed ballot 
the fact that the vote should be signed and that 
it should be sent to Mrs. H. H. Hilton, 5640 Wood- 
lawn Ave., Chicago, 111. A number of alumnae 
have sent their ballots unsigned to Miss Jenkins 
at Wellesley. Unsigned ballots cannot be 
counted, and Miss Jenkins is not in charge of the 
count. Any alumna of three yens' standing who 
has failed to receive her ballot should communi- 
cate with Miss Jenkins. 

ENGAGEMENTS. 

'14. Marguerite Stitt, M.A. Columbia '17, to 
Ralph Edwin Church, Michigan '07, Northwestern 
University Law School '09, of Chicago, 111. 

'14. M. Gladys Dowlcy to Dunbar Wood Lewis, 
Amherst '09. 

'17. Ruth Anna Fowler to Lieutenant Robert 
Stone Oliver, R. N. A., Yale '1(5. 
MARRIAGES. 

'07. Manning-Spicer. On March 15, at Scran- 
ton, Pa., Mollie Spicer to John Pearce Manning, 
Sheffield '04. Address (after May 1), Ridgewood, 
N. J. 

'12. Keller-Dryfoos. On April 4, at Cleve- 
land, Ohio, Minette Dryfoos to Frederick C. Kel- 
ler. Address (after June 1), 1877 East 97th St., 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

'13. Hardie-White. On April 4, at Brooklyn, 
N. Y., Maude Nelson White to Charles Hammill 
Bardie. 

BIRTHS. 

'07. On October 9, 1917, at Bradford, Mass., a 
son, Charles Foster, to Mrs. Raymond F. Otis 
(Bessie C. Adams). 

'12. On October 4, a daughter, Madoline May. 
to Mrs. Myron D. Wolf (Carolyn J. Sulzbacher). 
DEATHS. 

'85. On December 27, 1917, in Louisville, Ky., 
Richard W. Knott, husband of Jennie Gilmore 
Knott. 

'96. On November 12, 1917, in Louisville, Ky., 
Winifred Grace Munnell ('92-'93). 

'07. On April 2, in Longmeadow, Mass., infant 
daughter of Mrs. Kingman Brewster (Florence 
Foster Besse.) 

CHANGE OF ADDRESS. 

'17. Anne Woodward to Fort Morgan, Colo. 



GERTRUDE WOOD WRIGHT. 



The many friends of Gertrude Wood Wright, 
who has passed on to a larger field of ministry, 
wish to attest the worth and lovableness of her 
character. Always loyal to Wellesley, she upheld 
the high standards of the College wherever she was 
placed. 

To her home circle and to the friends in the 
community where she lived and loved the class 
of '97 extends its deep sympathy. 

Annie Barnard Delano, 

Grace N. Laird, 

M. Louisr Stockwetx. 



FORMER WELLESLEY WOMAN HEADS 
DEPARTMENT. 



Dr. Kristine Mann, formerly of the hygiene de- 
partment at Wellesley, will head the new Depart- 
ment of Health in the Women's Division of the 
Industrial Section Services of the Ordnance De- 
partment. She will look after the health of wo- 
men employed in nrsenals and other ordnance 
plants. 




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Khaki-Kool with waistcoat and collar 
of Hero Crepe Batik. The tarn crown 
hat is also <*{ the Khaki-Kool. 



'The New Silks First' 

Madison Avenue-31st Street, New York 



Miss Katherine Fowler of the New York School 
of Philanthropy will hold conferences at Welles- 
ley Monday, April 22, with any girls who are 
considering social work as a profession. She will 
also be glad to give any information concerning 
the training offered by the New York School of 
Philanthropy. 

The Minneapolis Wellesley Club has raised $350 
tor the Wellesley unit, and having completed the 
first 60 garments promised to the unit has now 
-tatted to make 60 more garments. 



A FARM AND GARDEN CONFERENCE 
HERE. 



LEGENDA NOTICE FOR ALUMNA. 

About a hundred copies of the 1918 Legenda 
are still unsigned for. Alumnae wishing these 
copies may secure them by sending their name 
and address with $2.50, as early as possible to 
Laura Vossler, 40 Cazenove. 



GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP FOR WEL- 
LESLEY. 



A graduate fellowship has been established at 
Wellesley by Mr. Charles J. Goldmark, in memory 
of his wife, Ruth Ingersoll Goldmark, who took 
the degree of B. A. at Lake Erie College in 1906, 
the degree of M. A. at Wellesley College in 1911, 
and, at tlte time of her death in September, 1917, 
had nearly completed the work for the Ph. D. 
degree at Columbia University. 

The fellowship yields $250 a year, and is offered 
to Wellesley College graduates for study either at 
Wellesley or elsewhere in English Literature, or 
English Composition, or in the Classics, with the 
preference given to English Literature. The com- 
mittee of award consists of one member from 
each of these departments at Wellesley. 

Applications for the year 1918-19 should be pre- 
sented by May 15th, 1918, and should be addressed 
to Miss Margaret P. Sherwood (chairman), 7 Mid- 
land Road, Wellesley, Mass. 



For those who were disappointed in failing to 
be put on the farm squads, and for a great many 
other patriots who the Vocational Guidance Com- 
mittee feels cannot help being interested in the 
project for enlisting college girls to work on 
farms this summer, we have arranged a conference 
to be held here on Tuesday, April 10. Beginning 
at 4.30 in room 24 two women will talk both 
formally and individually about opportunities for 
agricultural work. Miss Ellen E. Shaw, the super- 
ior of courses in gardening at the Brooklyn 
Botanic Garden, will speak on the importance of 
agricultural work and opportunities for training 
during the summer. Then Miss Edna Cutter, repre- 
senting the Woman's National Farm and Garden 
Vssociation, will speak on the agricultural units 
to be organized in New England for college girls. 
In Miss Tuft's office may be obtained cards to be 
filled out for the information of the Garden As- 
sociation Committee; anyone who wants to register 
as ready to be called upon should hand in one of 
these cards. For further information about tin 
project, come to the conference or go to Mis, 
Jackson. 

M. M. H., '" 8 



WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 
SCHOOL OF NURSING 

Nursing offers to women an opportunity for 

patriotic service, a splendid preparation .for life 

and a i n of broad social usefulness. 

Washington University gives a three years 

in Nursing. Theoretical instruction is 

n i!t University, clinical instruction in 

i Is of 'he Barnes and St. Louis Children's 

il lis, Washington University Dispensary 

Department. Six months 

credit is offered to applicants having an A.B. 

or B S. degree from this college. 

VI Iress inquiries to Supt. of Nurses. Barnes 
Hospital. 600 So. Kingshighway, St. Lotus, Mo. 



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THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



COLLEGE CALENDAR. 



Friday, April 12. 7.30 P. M. Billings Hall. 
Lecture by J. Malcolm Bird of the Scientific 
American on Mathematics in War Time. 
Saturday, April 13, afternoon. Mary Hemenway 
Hall. Indoor Meet. 
Academic Council. 

Evening. Society Program Meetings. 
Sunday, April 11. Houghton Memorial Chapel. 
11 A. M. Rev. J. Veldemar Moldenhauer of 
Albany, N. Y. 

7 P. M. Dr. Charles R. Brown of Yale Uni- 
versity. 

Tuesday. April Ifi. 4.30 P. M. Room 24. Under 
the management of the Joint Vocational 
Guidance. Speakers: Miss Shaw, of the 
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens; Miss Cutter, 
of the National Farm and Garden Associa- 
tion. 

8 P. M. Billings Hall. Dr. William Healy 
will lecture on Recent Developments in In- 
telligence Tests. 

Wednesday, April 17. Christian Association 
Meetings. 
7.1.5 P. M. Billings Hall. Speaker, Dr. Er- 
nest Graham Guthrie. Topic: A Dai/ at Hit 
Buttle Front. 
7.15 P. M. Eliot Hall. Speaker, Helen Mer- 
rell, '19. Topic: To be announced. 
Friday, April 10. Barn. First performance of 

Operetta. 
Saturday, April 20. Afternoon. Baseball game. 
Evening. Second performance of Operetta, 
On Tuesday, the Kith, at 7.30 o'clock, there will 
be a lecture in Spanish by Professor Federico de 
Onis of Columbia University on some phase of 
modern Spanish literature. 

Professor Onis is considered one of the leading- 
Spanish scholars both in his own country and in 
the United States; and all who are interested in 
the subject are cordially invited to attend. 



READ THIS BEFORE VOTING! 



You will want to cast an intelligent vote for the 
members of the Christian Association Board of 
Directors who are elected next week. The fol- 
lowing will give you an idea of the work which 
each member of the Board has to do. The officers 
and the chairmen of all committees constitute the 
Board of Directors who have charge of .all de- 
partments of the work of the Association. 

The Missionary Committee provides for meet- 
ings in the interest of Home and Foreign Missions, 
and solicits, collects, and recommends for distribu- 
tion funds for Missionary purposes to be expended 
under the direction of the Board. 

The Membership Committee welcomes new stu- 
dents and makes a systematic canvass of the 
college to seen re new members of the Association. 

The General Aid Committee has charge of the 
Students' Bureau of Exchange and other tonus 
of self-help work carried on by the Association 
among the students. 

The Committee on Religious Meetings arranges 
for the devotional meetings of the Association. 

The Social Committee promotes the social life 
of the Association. 

The Correspondence Committee keeps in touch 
with alumnae of the college who are missionaries, 
and with the Christian Associations of other col- 
leges. 

The Bible Study Committee organizes and super- 
intends the classes for Bible Study. 

The Mission Study Committee organizes classes 
fur Mission Study. 

The Extension Committee organizes the classes 
for maids, and has charge of all oilier forms of 
philanthropic work of the Association not pertain- 
ing to the student body. 

The Finance Committee assists the Treasurer. 

The Annual Member Committee assists (he An- 
nual Member. 





I Sport Clothing ! 

j FOR WOMEN and GIRLS 

SPORT SUITS 

Custom made. Imported homespuns, tweeds 
and sport suitings. 

Sport Skirts to measure, in above materials. 
Ready-to-wear Skirts. 

SPORT HATS 

In white Corduroy, Leghorn, and Split straws. 

SPORT SHOES 

For tennis, golf, yachting and the out-of-doors. 
And tne Equipment for Every Athletic Game. 

21. <©♦ g>pattitng & Co. 

74 Summer g>t., Boston, Jttagg. 



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GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT SERVICE 
FOR WOMEN WANTS TEACHERS. 



WHEN POLLY OF THE CIRCUS RIDES 
MAY I BE THERE TO SEE! 



Thirteen branches of the United States Employ- 
ment Service now have divisions in the following 
cities, devoted to the obtaining of employment for 
women and girls: 

Boston, Mass., 53 Canal Street. 

New York, X. Y., 22 East 22nd Street. 

Newark, N. J., 9 Franklin Street. 

Baltimore, Md., 2 North Eutaw Street. 

Washington, D. C, 1410 Pennsylvania Avenue. 

New Orleans, La., City Hall. 

Indianapolis, Ind., Federal Building. 

Chicago, 111., 845 South Wabash Avenue. 

Omaha, Nebr., County Courthouse. 

Kansas City, Mo., sol- Grand Avenue. 

San Francisco, Cal., 2 Appraisers' Building. 

Los Angeles, Cal., Post Office Building. 

San Diego, Cal., Post Office Building. 

These thirteen Divisions handle employment of 
all kinds but teachers are especially referred for 
registration to the Chicago Division which is de- 
voted exclusively to teaching and engineering 
professions. 



Exactly so! And she is coming next Saturday 
night, April 13, to the Second Annual Horse Show 
to be held at the Riding Hall at 7.30 o'clock. 
She will offer for your amusement a race a la 
Ben Hur with ToTo the world-famous clown, from 
the Xew York Hippodrome, as well as her bril- 
liant and hair-raising Terpischorian art. All at 
a dizzy canter, ladies and gentlemen! Come and 
see this ree-markable equestrienne, and bring all 
your lil* friends! 

Interclass competition for the winter season 
will be as follows: 
Team Riding. 
Individual Riding. 
Tandem Driving. 
Hurdling. 

Announcements and awarding of "W's" will 
follow immediately. The Homans Cup won by 
L919 upon Field Day will be awarded to the win- 
ning class. Preliminaries will be ridden off Fri- 
day night at 7.30. Come and watch 1918's team— 
the first in captivity! E. P., '18. 




FURS 



COLD STORAGE HERE 

Leave your furs here for cold storage this summer. Packing and 
shipping may injure your articles. 

Our girl representative in your dormitory will collect and give you 
receipt for same. 

We store, insure and clean all furs. Repairing is done when 
desired. 

Next fall your goods will be ready for you at your request. 

WIGHT BROTHERS Inc. 



14 OXFORD ST. 




BOSTON, MASS. 1